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Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), Helsinki

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The largest Orthodox cathedral in Western Europe, Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) stands as a symbol of Russian influence in Finland's history. Designed by architect Aleksey Gornostayev during Russian rule of the region in the 19th century, this Eastern Orthodox church was completed in 1868. Visit the popular Helsinki landmark, note its traditional Russian design, and then enjoy the view of the city from this scenic hilltop. Take time to inspect the structure's ornate interior, domed ceilings, and crypt chapel, as well as several historically and artistically important icons, including St. Nicolas the Wonder Maker and Theotokos of Kozeltshan. Work out when and for how long to visit Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) and other Helsinki attractions using our handy Helsinki itinerary planner.
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  • I personally love architecture and this was the first time I'd seen a structure of this kind, so for me it was a great photo op!  more »
  • Great building brick on small hill next to the port. Very nice. From there it sees the port and all the city. It was all snowy. Good access
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  • This Cathedral was beautiful both inside and out! i would recommened going inside and looking at the extravagent architecture and design.  more »
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  • The cathedral is not only immaculate in its own right but it also offers spectacular views of the surrounding city. I highly suggest and early morning visit to watch the sunrise and observe how sheets of pink and baby blue, blanket the city. Autumn is a great time of year as the trees create a natural frame of red, green and yellow around the city landscape
  • As one of the main tourists attraction in Helsinki, this beautiful cathedral sits on top of a hill looking down on market square. Not only is it beautiful on the outside but it's also beautiful on the inside. Fun fact, two religious artifacts were stolen in broad day light one being recovered and another one still not found.
  • one of the most amazing cathedrals I have ever seen; there was a wedding when we got there but we managed to get inside and see it. the outside is amazing!
  • Nice orthodox cathedral. You can't miss it while in Helsinki as it is on top of a hill. From there you can get a nice view on the center.
  • Nice and quiet, very limited access to some icons for prayer or to see in better detail. Nice view of the city from the top.